Chaotic Mornings: Preschooler and Toddler Twins Make a Full House

Chaotic Mornings: Preschooler and Toddler Twins Make a Full House

When Kylie Galfione looks back on the last 20 months of her twins’ lives she says she could never have done it without the help and support of her husband John. Kylie and John have a four-year-old daughter named Sophie and 20-month-old fraternal twins named Evie and Gwynn. “My husband...
A Decade of Camping: the Reilly Family’s Outdoor Adventures

A Decade of Camping: the Reilly Family’s Outdoor Adventures

What started out as an adventure for Brennan and Helena Reilly’s oldest daughter, has turned into 10 years of camping with all of their girls. Brennan and his daughter Trinity started camping with the YMCA Indian Princess Program when she was five. Brennan and several other dads from Beehive Pre-School...
Class of 2015: Meet Local Seniors Heading Off to College

Class of 2015: Meet Local Seniors Heading Off to College

West U area high school seniors are headed off to many great schools in the fall. Some are staying in-state and attending University of Texas at Austin or the University of Dallas. Others are headed to the University of Southern California, Oregon State, University of Mississippi, Auburn University and University...
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It’s Time to Register for WUSA Fall Ball

West University Softball Association, the largest recreational girls’ softball league in Texas, is proud to announce the opening of the fall softball season.  Fall Ball is WUSA’s “off season” program. It is less structured than the spring season, and standings are not kept. Fall player registration is available online at wusa.org starting July 24 and will...
Orangetheory Fitness Announces Grand Opening for New West University Location

Orangetheory Fitness Announces Grand Opening for New West University Location

Orangetheory Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, will open a new studio location in Houston in the West University area on August 28. The West University studio will be located at 2511 Bissonnet Street near the intersection of Kirby and Bissonnet within Houston’s inner loop. This will be the franchises’ sixth Houston location and...
Edwards Boys Have the ‘Twin Connection’

Edwards Boys Have the ‘Twin Connection’

It was a rocky beginning for identical twins Hudson and Fisher Edwards, but the handsome duo recently celebrated their second birthday happy and healthy. Jen and Kyle Edwards welcomed their sons on May 27, 2013. They were 10 weeks early – Hudson was born first and weighed 3 pounds, followed by Fisher who weighed 3.12...
Something in the Water? West U Street a Multitude of Multiples

Something in the Water? West U Street a Multitude of Multiples

Children growing up on Werlein Street have no shortage of playmates. On one of the shortest streets in West U, eight of the homes on the two block street have multiples. The families all know each other and say that in many ways they parent each others kids. Werlein Street dead ends at both ends,...
West U Storks Welcome Home New Mothers and Babies

West U Storks Welcome Home New Mothers and Babies

Having a baby is a very special time and the Friends of West U Parks can help spread the news in the neighborhood about your new bundle of joy. For many years, Friends has helped welcome home new mothers and babies by placing colorful storks and keepsake stars in the yards of new parents. “I...
Connecting with Your Publisher

Connecting with Your Publisher

When Jamie and I were planning this month’s baby edition we thought it would be fun to feature a West U family with multiples. I reached out to the Bellaire Area Mothers of Multiples group, hoping they may know a family with twins in West U. The response we got to our inquiry blew us...
Vom Fass Rice Village Presents Month-Long Tasting Events

Vom Fass Rice Village Presents Month-Long Tasting Events

Vom Fass, located at 2424 Times Boulevard in Rice Village, is hosting their Summer Indulgence tasting event. Come out and try interesting food pairings all month long. BE THEIR GUEST AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DELECTABLE SUMMER TASTINGS SUMMER MOCKTAILS & APPETIZERS Thursday, June 18, 6p-8p VOM FASS has the perfect mix for your signature summer...
‘Unscheduled time’ a Highlight of Camping for West U Family

‘Unscheduled time’ a Highlight of Camping for West U Family

When Kenny and Jill Mercado’s daughter asked to have an all-girls camping trip for her 12th birthday they knew they had passed along their love of camping to their children. The Mercados began camping as a couple before they had children. Jill enjoyed camping in college because it was an inexpensive way to travel. Now...
Camp For All Breaks Down Barriers

Camp For All Breaks Down Barriers

Every day Dr. Josh Samuels treats children and teens with kidney diseases. Seeing him at the hospital can be an intimidating experience for them, but once a year they get to go to a place where they are not his patients, they are his campers at a camp where anything is possible: Camp For All....
Life on the Road: West U Couple’s RV is Second Home

Life on the Road: West U Couple’s RV is Second Home

Eight months out of the year West U residents Al and Marilyn Eisenberg travel in their RV along with 23 other couples and their RVs. They belong to a chapter of the Good Sam Club, the largest organization of recreational vehicle owners in the world. “It’s real fun,” Al says. “It’s a different type of...